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Bowlers take the limelight in Cambs & Hunts Premier League


By CambridgeIndependent Reporter


James Van De Peer was in form for Great Shelford
James Van De Peer was in form for Great Shelford

Leach, Van De Peer, Smith and Manamperi lead the way

Mark Smith and Dilshan Manamperi took four wickets apiece as Sawston & Babraham took over the helm of Whiting & Partners Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Two by beating previous leaders Kimbolton.

Matt Hague was the anchor of Sawston’s innings, with the opener making 79 as they reached 183 for 9.

He was outscored by Kimbolton’s Jason Redinger, who hit 83, but Smith took four for 34 and Manamperi snared four for 24 as Sawston & Babraham dismissed their opponents for 169.

Garryth Jackson’s half-century was unable to inspire Cambridge St Giles to victory against Ufford Park.

The opener hit 73 as St Giles made 192 for 7, but Andy Larkin’s 63 was the staple of Ufford Park’s victory as they reached 195 for 5 for a five-wicket win.

James Van De Peer was on fire with the ball for Great Shelford as they beat Castor & Ailsworth by 149 runs.

Kane Munday continued his rich vein of form at the top of the order, making 71 and with 35 from Dan Heath and 43 not out from Matt Chave, Great Shelford made 192 all out..

However, Van De Peer was in brilliant form, claiming the scalps of the top four Castor batsmen as they only managed eight runs between them.

He went on to pick up a further two wickets to finish with six for 18, and Ben Cliverd and Alex Hellens got two apiece, as Castor were dismissed for 43.

Ben Leach produced a captain’s performance to lead Histon to a 52-run win over St Ives Town in Division One.

Edward Hyde (58) and Dominic Crame (31) helped Histon to 187 for 9.

And then Leach took over, claiming six for 26 as St Ives were bowled out for 135.

Tom Wilson and Jason Coleman’s 10th-wicket partnership was unable to inspire Foxton as they lost by four wickets to Waresley.

Foxton slumped to 94 for 8, but Wilson (33) and Coleman (34) gave them a boost by adding 42 runs, before they were finally dismissed for 149.

Joshua Smith made 59 as Waresley eased to 150 for 6.



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